I posted a while ago complaining of severe insomnia. I think I have come to terms with myself that I have many other symptoms of depression and am simply not in control of them. BIG revalation! I have been an a sleep deprived anxious emotional roller coaster the past few weeks and am finally comming to terms with the fact that this is brain chemistry, and not something I can fix on my own. My mother and brother also have these issues...but ya know ya never think it will happen to you!
So I think I had mentioned that I had a horrible exp with Zoloft. In my research I learned that people who have "Anxious Depression" and severe insomnia etc actually benefit more from the older Tri-Cyclics, because they are more sedating, where ther SSRI's are stimulating which is NOT what someone who also has anxiety issues needs. We are wired man! :) I guess I always envisoned depression as feeling constantly sad, laying around, no motivation. But I felt like I wanted to enjoy my life, and should be but just could not because I never felt "right". I have diagnosed myself with all possible medical conditions but am healthy as a horse, but seem to have some mixed up neuro-transmitters (Thanks Mom and Dad! :)
So I took Doxepin (Sinequan) for a few days a couple of weeks ago and quit because it made me dopey. And of course all my symptoms continued, to the point where I was crying at anything and not understanding what was wrong with me. So I am giving it another go, and it is helping me sleep but boy do I feel SPACEY!! I am interested to hear others exp with TCA's. I know they are not commonly prescribed, but I think I have a better shot with this type of drug than an SSRI.
Sorry for the novel :) Thanks for reading if you got to the end...I also have hyper-graphia...I like to write. :)